International Women’s Day

Our 2021 International Women’s Day Event


The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality



Please join us on Saturday, March 6th at 1 pm ET for our annual International Women’s Day celebration and the unveiling of our new name and logo!

The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality”, which is inspired by Dining for Women’s new mission statement: Dining for Women cultivates the collective power of community to achieve global gender equality.

In order to be successful in achieving global gender equality, we must do it in community together. Dining for Women is a powerful global community of women and girls and their allies, making life-changing differences for each other and for the world. Our members and our grantees work together to elevate the issue of gender inequality and to create opportunities for women and girls to thrive all over the world. There is power in coming together as women and allies who care about making the world a better place for women and girls, and we will celebrate this at our International Women’s Day event with an amazing panel discussion.

Event Speakers

Judi Aubel,
Grandmother Project
Jennifer Schechter,
Integrate Health
Sahaletou Yelebo,
Integrate Health
Heather Ibrahim-Leathers,
Global Fund for Widows
Anna Schoon,
Chair of DFW’s Regional Leader Committee


Following the panel discussion, DFW’s Co-Founder Barb Collins will unveil our new name, tagline, and logo. And we have an inspiring celebratory message from Angelique Kidjo, Grammy award-winning singer and Founder of DFW grantee Batonga Foundation.

DATE: Saturday, March 6th
TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET


(All times are ET and approximate)

1:00 pm Welcome & Introductions Beth Ellen Holimon, DFW President & CEO
1:10 pm Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Veena Khandke, DFW Director of Grants & Partnerships
2:00 pm New Name Unveiling/Video Remarks by DFW Co-Founder Barb Collins
2:20 pm Wrap-up Remarks Beth Ellen Holimon
2:25 pm Congratulatory Message Angelique Kidjo
2:30 pm Event Ends


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that the webinar will be recorded and made available on our website by Monday, March 8th. For questions or more info, please email




Previous Events

2020 — Women as Climate Justice Champions
2019 — Women as Agents of Change
2018 — Putting Women & Girls at the Center of U.S. Foreign Aid
2017 — Biggest Chapter Meeting Ever!